Apricot Hotel

Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | Hotel
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Serendipitous Mistakes...

A travel blog entry by tandc2007

Woke up early to the melodious sounds of the call to prayer. Today was the start of Ramadan, when all good Muslims (and a surprisingly large number of fallen ones as well) observe total fast from dawn to dusk - no food, no drink, not even water, no smoking. We were told that it means everyone gets very grumpy - particularly from the no smoking! We …

More Walking and Exploring

A travel blog entry by tandc2007


Woken up at 5 am with the prayer call - loudspeakers right outside our room!! And a very enthusiastic caller - went on for at least 5 minutes!! However, went right back to sleep and woke up again in time for a great breakfast on the terrace watching the early morning light hit the house and rock formations of Goreme. The village is literally built …

Interlude - Musings on Istabul

A travel blog entry by tandc2007


Interlude - Musings in Istanbul We have had a great time here in Istanbul and Mehmet and Hakan who run Hotel Apricot, where we have been staying, are a good part of the reason why. They are so friendly and helpful - ans their help is really worth having - before the hotel, Hakan was a highly recommended tour guide for the whole of Turkey and Mehmet …

The Road to Dubrovnik

A travel blog entry by niftymarsie


... impressed ... but as it's been mentioned on numerous occasions on the trip ...."it's all part of the experience!" An early night .... again .... though the cards have come out. An update at the end of the blog. We have been keen to try the traditional Croatian meal called the "Peka". We have found a Kobona (restaurant) close by which offers the iron bell way of cooking. It involves the cooking of lamb/veal on the open fire grill under an iron dome shaped lid. It's slow cooked so ...

Fresh Start

A travel blog entry by toml


... on the other hand, a well preserved, historic city; yes to Sultan Palaces but no to forbidden harems. When we stopped at at a tea house to try the nargile (water pipe) the flavor of the smoke was jelly bean. Don't get me wrong, this is still an adventure, but a little different than I had imagined. Our initial stay in Istanbul is just two nights, just enough to quell a little jet lag before we move on to central Anatolia, so I won't say much more. It is so nice to be out traveling ...

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